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May 21st, 2010
03:51 PM ET

Money Smarts for Grads

New grads, sure you're armed with your new degree, but did you learn financial literacy while you were in school? Probably not. Join Fredricka Whitfield Saturday, May 22 at 2pm ET. Financial adviser Karen Lee will be her guest. If you have questions about how to handle money, write them here and Karen may be able to answer them.

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  1. Lahn

    What's the lowest interest option for a 15-year consolidated loan? Thanks.

    May 21, 2010 at 4:14 pm |
  2. William Garrison

    Regarding the oil spill. An easy, cost effective strategy to stop the oil leak is to plug the pipe with a deflated,heavy duty balloon,into the pipe, then inflate the balloon to block the flow of oil and gas.

    May 21, 2010 at 5:24 pm |
  3. Monique Ward

    Like many other students, when I first began my journey down the road to obtain a college education, I did not fully grasp the concept of the amount of debt I would be in after graduation. In time, I began to understand so I transferred from a private university to a less expensive state college (by then I had already accumulated a large portion of debt). I continued to invest in my education believing that the risk would pay off by qualifying for a good paying job once I obtained my degree. However, with the severe economic downturn, lack of jobs, the higher cost of living and low wages (among other factors), I am very nervous about my ability to pay back all of this debt.

    What can I do before and after graduation to put myself in a better financial position?

    May 21, 2010 at 10:16 pm |
  4. Dan Cooper

    Regarding Texas' stranglehold on textbook creation:

    Texas education is clearly slipping into a sinkhole fostered by the radical right. But that still does not explain why CNN, and you specifically, are promulgating the acceptance of sub-standard English with phrasings like you used this past hour, in describing "that busted pipeline." This does not sound like a concession to the radical right, per se. Instead it seems indicative of the creeping influence of a general dumbing-down of our culture, of which the alterations of history proposed by the radical right are only a small part.

    May 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm |
  5. Liz Carty

    I wish Warren Buffet would teach a course in financial literacy!

    May 24, 2010 at 10:03 am |